March 17'

What is the cost of a life reclaimed? Each week in Greene County, men and women are losing their lives in the ongoing battle with heroin, opioids, and other drugs. Children watch their parents die, families are torn apart, and our communities are impacted in countless ways. For the addict, there may seem to be no hope for a better life. At the Jeremiah Tree’s recovery ministry, the TreeHouse, we know that true freedom from the bonds of addiction is possible because we are seeing It lived out in our residents’ lives each day. Although we know that it costs approximately $1000 per month to house, feed, clothe, and mentor one of our residents, watching their lives reclaimed and transformed by Christ is priceless. You can make a difference in the life of someone’s son, a neighbor, or a child’s father. Your gift to the Jeremiah Tree ministries reminds them that there are people who care and believe that freedom from addiction is possible. Whether it’s a one-time gift or a monthly pledge, 100% of your gift goes into our programs. Each and every staff member, board member, and volunteer serves the ministry on a volunteer basis. The Jeremiah Tree is answering God’s call to rescue the perishing. Won’t you take a stand and become part of that effort? Newsletter March, 2017 118 W 2nd St., PO Box E, Xenia, OH 45385 • (937) 562-3121 Supporting the work of the Jeremiah Tree There are many ways you can support our mission. Please consider giving your time, talent, or financial resources to help us make a difference in our community. We are an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible. If you shop at Kroger or Amazon, you can designate a donation to be made to the Jeremiah Tree at no extra cost to yourself. To get information or register for Amazon, go to www.smile.amazon.com. For Kroger Rewards members, go to www.Kroger.com/account/EnrollCommunityRewardsNow and search for “Jeremiah Tree.” You can also donate using a credit/debit card or PayPal account on our website, www.JeremiahTree.org/donations. If you prefer to write a check, mail it or drop it off to: Jeremiah Tree 118 and 130 West Second Street • PO Box E • Xenia, OH 45385 (937) 562-3121 Thank you so much for your support! Last month the TreeHouse celebrated its first anniversary. These are some of the residents and staff whose lives have been impacted by their time with us. We look forward to God doing some amazing things through these men in the months and years ahead. Pray that God will continue to work in their lives as they transition to life in the community. HOW YOU CAN HELP Volunteer: Case Manager (T/Th 1-3) JT Connections Specialist Transportation (as needed) Secretary (4-8 hrs/wk) Receptionist (4-8 hrs/wk) Mentors for TreeHouse residents Newsletter Editor (Quarterly) Newsletter Distributors IT/Social Media Coordinator Database Coordinator Event Planners Church Liaisons Repair & Maintenance volunteers Gardeners Weekend Project Teams Errand Runners Public Relations (Call us for more information) Supplies needed: Hampers with lids (2) 4; x 4; Dry Erase Board/Markers Paper Towels Toilet Paper Laundry Soap Fabric Softener Sheets Non--perishable food items Financial needs: Give a one-time gift Be a monthly Tree donor Give while you shop…….. Kroger Community Rewards Amazon Smile Stay in touch: Join our mailing list by going to our website, www.jeremiahtree.org, and clicking the tab “Contact Us.” From the TreeHouse Director It has been awesome to see the growth that God has brought here to the TreeHouse, our six-month discipleship house, and the GreenHouse, our transitional house. It is inspiring to see the change that these men go through when God begins to transform their lives. It is only by God’s grace and His providence that we have been able to be a part of what He has done here. Currently, we are helping the guys break their addiction to tobacco. This is not an easy path, but we don’t want anything to be a chain that limits what they can accomplish. We want them to grow in self-discipline and selfcontrol as well as the other fruits of the Spirit. For truly this is God’s work. None of us can do this without yielding to His work in our lives. Each day these guys get up and are given the love and tools to work with to continue their journey with God. It is an honor and a blessing to be working with God’s people in God’s work, and I invite you to come and become a part of our team as we watch God transform the lives of men who could have been that next statistic. Jeff “I love what I do here and what I am a part of. I consider it a great honor and a privilege helping these men grow in Christ and showing them that there is a better way — giving to them what was freely given to me.” Mike Hoffer House Manager Contact Us Give us a call, or visit us on the Web for more information. The Jeremiah Tree (937) 562-3121 www.jeremiahtree.org www.facebook.com/ JeremiahTreeXenia The TreeHouse Recovery Ministry (937) 207-0039 www.facebook.com/ JTtreehouse